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comiXology Gets Hacked

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Thu, 03/06/2014 - 09:04


The digital comic books app, comiXology, has been hacked.

The company sent out an e-mail explaining someone had hacked into their database causing passwords to become known.

No payment account information was present on the servers, so at least you don't have to worry about that.

All you need to do is change your password.


Dear Comics Reader, 

In the course of a recent review and upgrade of our security infrastructure, we determined that an unauthorized individual accessed a database of ours that contained usernames, email addresses, and cryptographically protected passwords. 

Payment account information is not stored on our servers.

Even though we store our passwords in protected form, as a precautionary measure we are requiring all users to change their passwords on the comiXology platform and recommend that you promptly change your password on any other website where you use the same or a similar password. You can reset your password here.

We have taken additional steps to strengthen our security procedures and systems, and we will continue to implement improvements on an ongoing basis.

Please note that we will never ask you for personal or account information in an e-mail, so exercise caution if you receive emails that ask for personal information or direct you to a site where you are asked to provide personal information.

We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions, please contact us by sending an email to [email protected]